Title page for ETD etd-06062008-145000
|Type of Document
||Lombard, David Neubauer
||Improving exercise adoption :the effects of social support, personalized goal setting and feedback and prompting in a community walking program
|Winett, Richard A.
|Finney, Jack W.
|Geller, E. Scott
|Rankin, Janet L. Walberg
|Southard, Douglas R.
|Date of Defense
Assessed the effects of frequency of prompting (phone calls once a week versus
once every three weeks) and content of prompting (feedback and goal setting
versus "touching base") in a walking program designed to meet ACSM's
cardiovascular exercise goals. Survival analysis using six months of data points
and using the criteria of walking at least 20 minutes a day for a at least three times
per week indicated an effect for more frequent versus less frequent prompting
(50% and 15%), but not for feedback and goal setting versus "touching base"
prompting (31 % and 30%). The results suggested the efficacy of frequent
prompting delivered in inexpensive ways as a means to increase exercise
adherence and the further parametric study of other basic behavior change
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